UNLIKELY ENTREPRENEURS: CATHOLIC SISTERS & THE HOSPITAL MARKETPL 1865-1925 (WOMEN & HEALTH C&S PERSPECTIVE)

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Barbra Mann Wall is an associate professor and associate director at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania. Her book Unlikely Entrepreneurs: Catholic Sisters and the Hospital Marketplace, 1865-1925 won the 2006 Lavinia Dock Award for Best Book, American Association for the History of Nursing.

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